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Barnsley interchange re-opens after roof collapse

Barnsley Interchange has re-opened after the roof collapsed during Fridays torrential downpour.

Damage to Barnsley interchange roof following torrential downpour Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The bus station closed throughout the weekend as structural engineers were brought in to check the ceiling over the passenger seating area. The boards gave way when inches of rain fell in just a few hours, swamping the bus station's guttering.

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Tributes to Barnsley soldier killed in Northern Ireland crash

Two English soldiers, including one from Barnsley, killed in a road accident in Northern Ireland, were very much liked men with fantastic futures ahead of then, military colleagues have said.

Rifleman Dale Harris from Barnsley died alongside a soldier from Bedford when their car hit a tractor in County Antrim on Friday Night. He had been serving in the 2nd Battalion The Rifles based in Lisburn. A statement issued on behalf of their battalion paid tribute to the soldiers.

"Dale and David were much liked, professional and hugely competent soldiers who had fantastic futures ahead of them. The whole battalion is deeply saddened by their loss and our heartfelt condolences go to their families and friends at this most difficult time."

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Details of multi-million pound revamp for Barnsley town centre announced to public

Council bosses in Barnsley have released more details of a planned 41 million pound makeover of the town centre.

The proposals include a new town square, central library and shopping boulevard. It is hoped the revamp will attract future investment into the town.

Plans for a revamp of Barnsley town centre Credit: Barnsley Met Borough council

"We’ve asked hundreds of people, and held several working groups. People were clear about what they wanted. Among other things, we were told loud and clear that Barnsley needs to keep its markets, to create quality open spaces that feel safe, and to make sure business servicing and parking needs are met."

– Sir Cllr Stephen Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council,
A new shopping area is included in proposals Credit: Barnsley Met Borough council

New town square – Expected October 2016: A new landscaped public square where routes into the town centre meet. The square will be large enough for market stalls and public events, and will look into the refurbished indoor market.

Revamped metropolitan centre and market hall – Expected early 2017: Bright, open and inspiring, this newly refurbished space will create flow between outdoor and indoor shopping, and easier to get to for shoppers and businesses.

New shopping boulevard – Expected 2017: By extending Lambra Road there’ll be a new route behind the redeveloped indoor markets with new shopping and leisure opportunities.

New central library – Expected early 2017: Proposed for location on Mayday Green, this state of the art building will be a hub for community activity.

New car parking – Expected November 2015: High quality, safe, bright, and easy to access open-air car parking, with plenty of spaces.

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Man attacked in Barnsley dies in hospital

A man who was attacked in Barnsley on Friday evening has died. Officers were called to Sunderland Terrace near the town centre on after reports of a disturbance.

A 24-year-old man was found unconscious with serious injuries. 20-year-old Magomeds Hizrijevs from the town is due to appear in court tomorrow charged with manslaughter.

Man charged after assault in Barnsley

A man has been charged after an assault in Barnsley which has left his victim fighting for life in hospital.

Police were called to Sunderland Terrace near the town centre on Friday evening after reports of a disturbance. A 24-year-old man was found unconscious with serious injuries.

20-year-old Magomeds Hizrijevs from the town is due to appear before magistrates tomorrow.

Man left fighting for life after Barnsley assault

A man is in a life threatening condition after he was the victim of a serious assault in Barnsley. Police were called to Sunderland Terrace near the town centre yesterday evening following reports of a disturbance.

A 24-year-old man was found unconscious on arrival and was taken to hospital. A 20-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody.

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